Theremin fans?

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  1. Sam Posten

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    Anyone huge fans of Theremins? I've loved their sound for decades and have had fun farting around with Theremin apps like Bebot on iPhone, but since I have zero musical skill I've never thought about buying a full sized one.

    Fortunately Moog has seen the market for fans like me and is set to release a smaller, noob friendly Theremin, their Theremini:

    http://www.moogmusic.com/sight-and-sound/product_demo/theremini-dorit-chrysler

    http://www.moogmusic.com/products/etherwave-theremins/theremini

    It was introduced a few months back but still seems to be unreleased, hope to get mine as soon as they ship!

    One of the folks whose enthusiasm for Theremin got me jazzed about messing around with one of my own is Kip Rosser, he has a ton of tutorials about how to get started:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/sets/72157604958800004/

    http://kiprosser.com/
     
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    Makes me think of Myrtle Snow...
     
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    I've always loved the sound of the Theremin going back to Day The Earth Stood Still and other 1950's sci fi movies. The The Beach Boys used it on Good Vibrations . I play a little guitar, so this interests me .I didn't notice a price for this mini version.
     
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    Whenever this subject comes up, I always suggest this DVD to people interested in the history and musicality of the instrument.

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    Lou,I too loved it in The Day the Earth Stood Still (and by extension, Lost In Space). And it's use in The Outer Limits (original series) is chilling and in many cases so appropriate to what we see on the screen in select episodes.
     
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    Price $320.00 - not bad! I'm considering getting one .
     
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    Rozsa's scores for Spellbound and The Lost Weekend.
     
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    Mine still remains on backorder =(
     
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    Elvis Costello's keyboard player Steve Nieve often uses one during their concerts and it's a pretty cool effect. I can't imagine owning one as I have zero musical instrument playing ability but I'm wholeheartedly in favor of more people having them!
     
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    I love the theremin, and have one.

    I assembled a Moog Etherwave kit over ten years ago, and I'm ashamed to say that while it's been a lovely fixture in my "music room", I've only played around with it a few times. It works fine, I think, but you really have to make sure there aren't things in close proximity that will interfere with it. And I've always been bugged by the fact that in spite of what I thought was meticulous care, I must have soldered something wrong because one of the control knobs was working in reverse...and I really don't want to go ripping it apart.

    I forget now. I'll have to go back to the instructions and get it up and running again to see what's what.

    Of course what I should really do is go back to the instructional video tapes, re-familiarize myself with the basics, and practice, practice, practice!
     
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    Oh man, that current one shown in the links above looks fantastic, with range adjustments and presets and all. That puts it way ahead of mine, for someone who really plays a lot of stuff. And all for the same price as my old-fashioned basic one with the nice oak cabinet! :)
     
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    I have a limited edition cherry red Theremin and an electric piano amplifier. I have not played it in awhile but it's good to have.
     
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